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(12) Demande de brevet: (11) CA 2814398
(54) Titre français: DONNEES D'ENVELOPPEMENT GENEREES PAR UNE MACHINE
(54) Titre anglais: MACHINE GENERATED WRAP DATA
(51) Classification internationale des brevets (CIB):
  • B65B 11/02 (2006.01)
  • B65B 11/04 (2006.01)
  • B65B 57/18 (2006.01)
(72) Inventeurs (Pays):
  • LANCASTER, PATRICK R. (Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
  • MITCHELL, MICHAEL (Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
  • HARRIS, THOMAS (Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
  • JANES, ROBERT D. (Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
(73) Titulaires (Pays):
  • LANTECH.COM, LLC (Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
(71) Demandeurs (Pays):
  • LANTECH.COM, LLC (Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
(74) Agent: SHAPIRO COHEN LLP
(45) Délivré:
(86) Date de dépôt PCT: 2011-10-28
(87) Date de publication PCT: 2012-05-03
Requête d’examen: 2016-09-14
(30) Licence disponible: S.O.
(30) Langue des documents déposés: Anglais

(30) Données de priorité de la demande:
Numéro de la demande Pays Date
61/408,543 Etats-Unis d'Amérique 2010-10-29

Abrégé français

L'invention porte sur un procédé pour générer des données à l'aide d'une machine d'enveloppement (10) pendant l'enveloppement d'une charge (12), lequel procédé met en uvre la mesure d'une longueur de matériau d'enveloppement (16) distribuée pendant l'enveloppement de la charge (12) avec un ensemble de détection (27) sur la machine d'enveloppement (10). Le procédé met de plus en uvre l'obtention d'une valeur indicative d'un poids du matériau d'enveloppement (16) par unité de longueur et la détermination d'un poids du matériau d'enveloppement (16) distribué sur la charge enveloppée (12) sur la base de la longueur mesurée et de la valeur obtenue sans retirer le matériau d'enveloppement (16) à partir de la charge (12). Le poids déterminé du matériau d'enveloppement (16) est affiché sur un dispositif d'affichage (42).


Abrégé anglais

A method for generating data with a wrapping machine (10) during wrapping of a load (12) includes measuring a length of packaging material (16) dispensed during wrapping of the load (12) with a sensing assembly (27) on the wrapping machine (10). The method further includes obtaining a value indicative of a weight of the packaging material (16) per unit of length and determining a weight of the packaging material (16) dispensed on the wrapped load (12) based on the measured length and the obtained value without removing the packaging material (16) from the load (12). The determined weight of the packaging material (16) is displayed on a display device (42).


Note : Les revendications sont présentées dans la langue officielle dans laquelle elles ont été soumises.



WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1. A method for generating data during wrapping of a load (12) with a
wrapping
machine (10), the method comprising:
obtaining a value for a characteristic associated with the packaging material
(16) by wrapping a test load (12) with the packaging material (16) and
measuring the
characteristic;
measuring with a sensing assembly (27) on the wrapping machine (10) a
length of packaging material (16) dispensed during wrapping of a load (12)
different
from the test load (12);
determining at least one parameter associated with the packaging material
(16) dispensed to the wrapped load (12) based on the measured length and the
obtained value without removing the packaging material (16) from the wrapped
load
(12); and
displaying at least one parameter on a display device (42).
2. The method of claim 1, wherein:
the characteristic is indicative of at least one of a weight of the packaging
material (16) per unit of length, or a cost of the packaging material (16) per
unit
length; and
the at least one determined parameter is at least one of a weight or a cost of

the packaging material (16) dispensed to the wrapped load (12).
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3. The method of claim 1, wherein:
the characteristic is indicative of a force exerted on the test load (12) by
one
layer of the packaging material (16); and
the at least one determined parameter is a containment force exerted by the
packaging material (16) on the wrapped load (12).
4. The method of any of claims 1 through 3, further including indicating
when at
least one of the parameter falls outside of a defined range.
5. A method of generating data during wrapping of a load (12) with a
wrapping
machine (10), the wrapping machine (10) including a packaging material
dispenser
(14), the method comprising:
determining with a sensing assembly (40) a number of relative revolutions
between the packaging material dispenser (14) and the load (12) during
wrapping of
the load (12);
determining a number of layers on a face of the load (12) based on the
number of relative revolutions between the packaging material dispenser (14)
and
the load (12);
obtaining a value indicative of an individual force exerted on the face of the

load (12) by each layer; and
determining a value indicative of a combined force exerted on the face of the
load (12) by the layers based on the number of layers and the individual force
value.
6. The method of claim 5, further including determining a height on the
face of
the load (12) at which each layer is positioned.
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7. The method of claim 5, wherein determining a value indicative of a
combined
force exerted on the face of the load (12) includes determining the value for
a range
of heights on the face of the load (12).
8. The method of any of claims 5 through 7, further including determining a

location on the face of the load (12) having the least number of layers
thereon.
9. The method of claim 8, wherein determining a value indicative of a
combined
force exerted on the face of the load (12) includes determining the value at
the
location on the face of the load (12) with the least number of layers thereon.
10. The method of any of claims 5 through 9, further comprising displaying
the
determined value on a display device (42).
11. The method of any of claims 5 through 10, further comprising indicating
when
the determined value falls outside of a defined range.
12. The method of any of claims 5 through 11, wherein obtaining a value
indicative of an individual force comprises wrapping and analyzing a test
load.
13. A method of generating data during wrapping of a load (12) with a
wrapping
machine (10), the wrapping machine (10) including a packaging material
dispenser
(14), the method comprising:
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determining a number of relative revolutions between the packaging material
dispenser (14) and the load (12) during wrapping of the load (12) with a
sensing
assembly (40) on the wrapping machine (10);
determining a height of the packaging material dispenser (14) relative to the
load (12) during each relative revolution;
determining a number of layers on a face of the load (12) based on the
number of relative revolutions;
determining a height of each layer on the load (12) based on the height of the

packaging material dispenser (14) relative to the load (12) during each
relative
revolution; and
displaying a graph (54) on a display device (42) during wrapping of the load
(12), the graph (54) including an axis indicative of the face of the load (12)
and one
or more indicators (56) along the axis indicative of the number of layers on
the face
of the load (12) and the height of each layer on the face of the load (12).
14. The method of claim 13, further comprising indicating when the
determined
number of layers value falls outside of a defined range.
15. The method of any of claims 13 through 14, further including
identifying a
height range on the graph (54) having the least number of indicators (56).
16. The method of any of claims 13 through 15, further including
determining
forces exerted on the face of the load (12) by the layers on the face of the
load (12)
based on the number of layers.
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17. The method of claim 16, further including determining a force of layers
on the
face of the load (12) at the height range having the least number of
indicators (56).
18. The method of claim 16, further including displaying on a display
device (42)
the determined force values exerted on the face of the load (12).
19. The method of claim 17, further including displaying on a display
device (42)
the determined force value for layers having the least number of indicators
(56).
20. The method of any of claims 14 through 19, further including indicating
when
one of the determined force values falls outside of a defined range.
21. A wrapping machine (10) for wrapping a load (12) with packaging
material
(16), comprising:
a packaging material dispenser (14) configured to dispense packaging
material (16) around the load (12);
at least one sensing assembly (27, 32, 38, 40) sensing a length of packaging
material (16) dispensed during wrapping of the load (12);
a display device (42); and
a controller (36) communicating with the sensing assembly (27, 32, 38, 40)
and the display device (42);
the controller (36) determining at least one parameter associated with the
packaging material (16) dispensed to the wrapped load (12) based on the sensed

length and a value for a characteristic associated with the packaging material
(16),

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the value obtained by measuring the characteristic on packaging material (16)

applied to a test load (12);
the controller (36) controlling the display device (42) to display the at
least one
parameter.
22. The wrapping machine (10) of claim 21, wherein:
the characteristic is indicative of at least one of a weight of the packaging
material (16) per unit of length, or a cost of the packaging material (16) per
unit
length; and
the at least one determined parameter is at least one of a weight or a cost of

the packaging material (16) dispensed to the wrapped load (12).
23. The wrapping machine (10) of claim 21, wherein:
the characteristic is indicative of a force exerted on the test load (12) by
one
layer of the packaging material (16); and
the at least one determined parameter is a containment force exerted by the
packaging material (16) on the wrapped load (12).
24. The wrapping machine (10) of any of claims 21 through 23, wherein the
controller (36) further controls the display device (42) to display
information related to
the length of packaging material (16) dispensed.
25. The wrapping machine (10) of any of claims 21 through 24, wherein:
the at least one sensing assembly (27, 32, 38, 40) further senses relative
revolutions between the packaging material dispenser (14) and the load (12);


the controller (36) determines the number of layers applied to a face of the
load (12) based on the sensed relative revolutions; and
the controller (36) controls the display device (42) to display information
related to the number of layers applied to the face of the load (12).
26. The wrapping machine (10) of any of claims 21 through 25, wherein:
the at least one sensing assembly (27, 32, 38, 40) further senses a height of
the packaging material dispenser (14) relative to the load (12) during each
relative
revolution; and
the controller (36) controls the display device (42) to display a graph (54)
including an axis representative of the face of the load (12), and at least
one
indicator (56) along the axis representative of the number of layers on the
face of the
load (12) and a height range for the layers on the face of the load (12).
27. A wrapping machine (10) for wrapping a load (12) with packaging
material
(16), comprising:
a packaging material dispenser (14) configured to dispense packaging
material (16) around the load (12);
at least one sensing assembly (27, 32, 38, 40) sensing relative revolutions
between the packaging material dispenser (14) and the load (12);
a display device (42); and
a controller (36) communicating with the sensing assembly (27, 32, 38, 40)
and the display device (42), and controlling the display device (42) to
display
information related to the sensed parameter;

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wherein the controller (36) determines the number of layers applied to a face
of the load (12) based on the sensed relative revolutions;
wherein the controller (36) determines a value of a combined force exerted on
the face of the load (12) by the applied layers based on the determined number
of
layers and a value indicative of an individual force exerted on the load (12)
by each
layer; and
wherein the controller (36) controls the display device (42) to display
information related to the determined value of the combined force exerted on
the
face of the load (12).
28. The wrapping machine (10) of claim 27, wherein:
the at least one sensing assembly (27, 32, 38, 40) further senses a height of
the packaging material dispenser (14) relative to the load (12) during each
relative
revolution; and
the controller (36) controls the display device (42) to display information
related to the combined force exerted on the face of the load (12) at a
particular
height range on the load (12).
29. The wrapping machine (10) of claim 27, wherein:
the at least one sensing assembly (27, 32, 38, 40) further senses a height of
the packaging material dispenser (14) relative to the load (12) during each
relative
revolution; and
the controller (36) controls the display device (42) to display a graph (54)
including an axis representative of the face of the load (12), and at least
one

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indicator (56) along the axis representative of the number of layers on the
face of the

load (12) and a height range for the layers on the face of the load (12).

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Titre Date
(86) Date de dépôt PCT 2011-10-28
(87) Date de publication PCT 2012-05-03
(85) Entrée nationale 2013-04-10
Requête d'examen 2016-09-14

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Historique des paiements

Type de taxes Anniversaire Échéance Montant payé Date payée
Dépôt 400,00 $ 2013-04-10
Taxe périodique - Demande - nouvelle loi 2 2013-10-28 100,00 $ 2013-09-20
Taxe périodique - Demande - nouvelle loi 3 2014-10-28 100,00 $ 2014-09-18
Taxe périodique - Demande - nouvelle loi 4 2015-10-28 100,00 $ 2015-10-02
Requête d'examen 800,00 $ 2016-09-14
Taxe périodique - Demande - nouvelle loi 5 2016-10-28 200,00 $ 2016-10-04
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